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We cycle on the quiet back roads and jungle trails to explore the breathtaking temples and friendly Cambodian countryside along the minor roads to see different views of the country. Not just only cycling beneath towering fig trees among a thousand years of Khmer history at Angkor, but it also takes you through the inevitable provinces that you can pedal safety along the dirt roads and endeavor by friendly and hospitable smiles of the Cambodian people. This cycling tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
During the trip 7days you might stay 3-nights accommodation in Siem Reap at Central Corner d’Angkor and 3-nights accommodation in Phnom Penh at Frangipani Palace Hotel.
Welcome to Siem Reap! Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet our driver and the English speaking tour guide, who will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel to check-in. You will have time to rest before starting your cycling at 2 pm.
In the afternoon, we will take you down interesting dirt roads to escape town and to experience local livelihoods. There are multiple scenic places where the tour will stop, including rice fields, rice mills, local markets, mushroom farms, and more. During this ride, we will stop and welcome you to try local fruits and snacks at the local village.
We will return back to town and take a break from touring and enjoy the creative local cuisine at Marum Restaurant (Marun is NGO that has been working with street children and other marginalized young people).
After breakfast at the hotel, you start biking the morning temple exploration at the most illustrious temple with fewer crowds. First, you will visit Ta Prohm which is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found- overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the so-called Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used during the filming of the movie, one of the most picturesque and memorable temples of the Angkor complex.
You will then head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, found in the center of the city famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
You will take a break at lunch and stop at the local restaurant to enjoy tasteful Cambodian dishes.
Lastly, you will bike to the gem of the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat. Following your tour leader, you will be mesmerized by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.
Today, discover the great landscape of the Tonle Sap lake by bike and boat. This is a unique experience offering a great outdoor adventure into Siem Reap’s countryside by exploring a floating village and enjoying a sunset cruise along the river.
This tour will take you on the charming backroads in order to explore the local ways of life in Siem Reap. You will be greeted by friendly locals and get a deeper understanding of their lives and traditions. The journey will end at the Tonle Sap lake, where you will experience the livelihoods of Cambodian people living in the floating villages, offering you the opportunity to see how families adapt their life to living on the water. At the end of the day, we will catch the sunset on the lake with some snacks and cold beverages. You will return back to the city by a private vehicle in the late evening.
Today we cycle the early morning to Kompong Thom and visited the temple of Sambor Prei Kok, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in Cambodia and soon become the next UNESCO world heritage Site. The temple was built in the Chenla period between the 6th and 7th centuries. After our guide will lead a tour through the temples, we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we have a beautiful ride through rice paddies and small villages with locals greeting us as we cycle by. We then hop back into our van for a 4-hour transfer to Phnom Penh, the city is considered as one of the most beautiful cities as it still retains a colonial charm flat. Cambodia’s capital is the bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Lake. The city contains many colonial-era buildings that reflect the glorious days and add to the allure of the city where Asian and Western traditions meet in a fascinated way.
After a great breakfast and hotel coffee at your hotel, we go ahead to Royal Palace. This king palace dates back to 1866 and house silver pagoda for over 5000 heavy silver pieces or the locals always called Wat Prakeo, meaning the temple of Emerald Buddha and the building also regarded as the museum storing room of Buddha status. Your next destination is to stop at the National Museum, built in traditional Khmer style. It is the houses of the collected ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the early 4th -12th century. Head out south of the main center of the tourist side to Toul Sleng. Toul Sleng was a former high school which was used as Security Prison 21 or (S21) under the control of Khmer Rouge from 1975 till 1979. The school was converted into a prison during the victory of Khmer Rouge fighting against the government. This afternoon, you will be treated to a relaxed lunch at the local Khmer styled restaurant where you have a chance to test a traditional Khmer cuisine. After the lunch break, continue your tour to the most remarkable Killing Field Genocide Museum. Spend 1hour to take the tour into the complex, before return to your hotel to relax at the pool.
Today we escape from hustle and bustle city cross the river by ferry boat, making our way towards the north of Phnom Penh and the Silk Islands. After arriving on land, We will bike through orchards and vegetable farms, enjoying the peaceful farmland and learning about the lives of the people who call the Silk Islands home. Along the way, we will park our bikes for some interesting cultural stops as we check out traditional village industries and get a better sense of authentic Cambodian life on these islands. The cooling calm of the island is not only a great respite: it’s also a fun way to learn more about Cambodia’s silk weaving history, stroll through quiet villages, relax on the river or go for a dip.
In the afternoon, we enjoy lunch at the restaurant in the city. Your afternoon will be leisure until set off on a sunset cruise along the Phnom Penh riverfront. Take in the sights and sip cocktails, beer, or soft drinks as you get a unique overview of Phnom Penh.
You are free in the morning after breakfast at your hotel till we transfer you to the airport
for your departure flight.
Sokvuth has joined the Siem Reaper team to learn the trade of guiding. Through his hard work and skill, he is now one of our outstanding tour guides. He loves introducing people to new experiences, cultures and little-known places. He believes guiding offers him the opportunity to meet new people from all corners of the world and share his story with travellers.
Siem Reaper’s tour leader and a cycling enthusiast. With his wealth of experience and passion, he sets up himself to share the wonders of his beautiful country and connect people from all over the world. He is an excellent tour guide as he has a desire to share stories of his country. Cycling and travelling are his passions.
The package includes meals as mentioned in the itinerary, plenty of water per person per cycling day, local fruits, and snacks. Meals included are mentioned in the itinerary. The meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia.
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that Siem Reaper can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served. It is recommended that you do not drink tap water during your trip. Bottled water is available at all times and is a safer option.
Just like in many Asian countries, the staple food of the Cambodian diet is rice. Food usually serves with salted fish, chicken, beef, or pork. Fish is often fresh from the Great Lake, Tonle Sap, and is normally eaten with a spicy peanut sauce called “teuk trey”.
The most popular Cambodian food is Amok, a soup of boneless fish with coconut and spices. In Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Western food is widely available. If you wish to enjoy the western you can enjoy this option on your request. Let Siem Reaper know well in advance if you are a vegetarian or have other dietary requirements.
It is not usually a problem for them to provide since the office operator takes note and pass it in advance to the restaurants or hotels where you will be served. Meals may not be as varied as you are used to and if you know there are plenty of food you cannot eat, you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.
Phnom Penh International Airport
Siem Reap International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Transfers from and to the airport are included. Siem Reaper will pick you up from the airport.
On the other hand, before you arrive around a week in advance, please provide your flight to our operator.
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